Real estate news

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Where Home Prices Are Likely To Rise – forbes.com

Real estate and home prices in these cities might recover earlier than the others.


5 points

Shadow inventory paints a more dismal outlook – marketwatch.com

If you look at the home sales figure this summer hasn't been too shabby. But we probably still have a long way to go before the housing market gets stabilized.
This article explains the "shadow inventory" that exists in most of the major cities. The number of the homes that are and will be in the market are much higher than most reports would tell you.
In short, too much supply.


5 points

FBI warns mortgage fraud is on the rise - May. 13, 2008 – money.cnn.com

FBI officials Tuesday disclosed complaints of mortgage fraud are piling up at record levels this year, and appear certain to shatter last year's record.


5 points

Fannie, Freddie and You: What It Means to the Public – finance.yahoo.com

A nice writeup about the recent government takeover of Fannie and Freddie.


5 points

Where does your state rank? - CNNMoney.com – money.cnn.com

A map of U.S. states with unemployment, budget deficit and foreclosures information.


5 points

The End of the 6% Commission: examining the National Association of Realtors and why Agents and Lenders are Going... – doctorhousingbubble.com

Long and insightful article. Do you agree?


5 points

Experts say Obama's foreclosure fix will work - Feb. 18, 2009 – money.cnn.com

Housing counselors and lenders both say Obama program is comprehensive approach that attacks root of economic crisis. But it won't help everyone.


5 points

St. Paul Real Estate: Getting Legal advice – stpaulrealestateblog.com

Why you should have both a Realtor and an attorney work for you when buying or selling a home.


4 points

Rent vs. own ratio to flip in 2011? - Fortune Finance – finance.fortune.cnn.com

A new year prediction for 2011.


4 points

A great article on the cause of the current financial crisis – finance.yahoo.com

This article about the current financial crisis is the best I have seen so far. The explanation on the cause and possible outcome provides some excellent points.


4 points

Home Prices: Now for the Good News – smartmoney.com

Some markets might rebound earlier than the others, according to smartymonty.com. They are Seattle, Des Moines, Raleigh, Salt Lake City, Philadelphia, Birmingham, Denver.
What do you think?


4 points

Pending home sales post increase of 6.3 pct - Yahoo! Finance – finance.yahoo.com

In the wake of the deep discount in certain areas, pending home sale has rebounded in December. According to NAR.


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The $15,000 Home Buying Tax Credit: 6 Things to Know - The Home Front – usnews.com

With the great mortgage rate and the higher tax credit, it may be a good timing for the potential home buyers to step in from the sideline. Although it may still be too early for certain areas in California (prices are still too high).


4 points

Homeowner Confidence by Region | Zillow® Blog – zillowblog.com

Earlier I reported on the always-surprising findings of our quarterly Homeowner Confidence Survey, which polls 1500+ U.S. homeowners about their perception of their own home’s value. Results show most homeowners are no longer in denial about whether their homes lost value in 2008 — 57 percent of U.S. homeowners say their home’s value declined over the past year, when in fact ...


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How Banks Are Worsening the Foreclosure Crisis – news.yahoo.com

So let me get this straight,
They started the mess;
They continue to make it worse;
And we rescue them?